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Subject: Re: What pipes are recommended around $1000?

Brian MacColl
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Date Posted: 11:05:28 02/22/02 Fri
In reply to: John Mitchell 's message, "Re: What pipes are recommended around $1000?" on 14:13:56 02/21/02 Thu

I agree Gibson is a good pipe as well. But thank goodness they changed that awful translucent ivory to something a little more appealing. Doesn't affect the tone, I know, but there are some aesthetic issues surrounding the piping world. It was a good change.

>Wow, I just checked in on the Voy to see if it was
>still alive and it's good to see there is some Lively
>conversation going on! That's my cup of tea! LOL
>Here's my thoughts on buying pipes for the beginner!
>Work with a reputable dealer who will let you try
>various makes and take care of any problems that might
>occur down the road.
>Until a beginner develops their ear for tone, it
>really doesn't matter what pipes they start off with
>as they will all sound the same anyway. Hopefully
>they'll be smart enough to buy a set of Gibson pipes
>to save them the bother of having to look for a good
>sounding set down the road.
>15 expert players just played my Gibson pipes this
>weekend at a Saturday and Sunday session night on the
>Queen Mary, there wasn't one player who didn't like
>the tone of the pipes and all played longer than what
>they traditionally would have played because they
>really enjoyed performing on these pipes.
>The main comment, "That is one hell of a good set of
>sounding pipes you gave there!"
>That's what I've been saying for the past 12 years
>about Gibson! Yes, you can go with the masses and buy
>a popular brand, or you can stand out in the crowd and
>blow them all away with a set of Gibson pipes.
>And for God sakes, don't listen to any pro piper
>selling bagpipes, They are sales people, it's their
>job to be nice and helpful too!
>John Mitchell

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